CME information


Andrew F. Smith, PhD
Alison Abraham, PhD, MS, MHS
Kevin D. Frick, PhD
Emily J. Patterson, PhD
Konrad Pesudovs, PhD, FARVO

Launch date: Oct. 27
Expiration date: Dec. 31

Learning objectives

After attending this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the fundamental principles of health economics (HE) evalation and the measurement of patient-reported outcomes (PROMs)
  • Explain the results of HE evaluations and PROMs published in peer-reviewed literature
  • Identify a well-formulated HEOR research question and the data needed to answer it. 
  • Describe the design and execution of several HE and PROMs research projects
  • Summarize how patients can contribute to the research design process
Target audience

This activity addresses the needs of investigators seeking to collect and analyze health economic evaluation data, to develop and assess patient-reported outcome measures, to evaluate treatment options for ophthalmic diseases and disorders and to design clinical trials.

Physician accreditation statement

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician credit designation

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) designates this Other activity (blended live activity and enduring material) for a maximum of 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions to receive credit and/or obtain a certificate

Learners will access the online credit claiming form within the ARVOLearn platform to indicate time spent in each live session and/or time spent viewing the on-demand sessions. Learners will complete the request for credit by submitting the Participant Feedback portion of the credit claiming form. A certificate documenting the number of credits awarded will be auto generated upon completion. The certificate may be downloaded from the My Learning tab, Completed activities list within ARVOLearn. Learners must complete and submit their request for credit no later than 11:59pm, EST on Dec. 31, 2021. Late requests for credit cannot be processed. ARVOLearn log in instructions will be sent to learners on Oct. 29, 2021.

 International attendees

The American Medical Association (AMA) has determined that physicians not licensed in the U.S. who participate in CME activities are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) diplomates

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluationcomponent, earns credit toward the Lifelong Learning requirement for the American Board of Ophthalmology’s Continuing Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting credit. 

This activity qualifies for Lifelong Learning (Part II). Learners must complete and submit their request for credit no later than 11:59pm, EST on Dec. 31, 2021. Late requests for credit cannot be processed. 

Learner data will not be shared with any entity other than the ACCME for the purpose of granting credit. Participants will be able to provide the required information for credit tracking via the online claiming form. By providing the required information, attendees will be giving ARVO permission to share their learner data with the ACCME.

European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) CME/CPD requirements

European physicians can convert the credit earned from this activity to meet the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) CME/CPD requirements. The American Medical Association has an agreement of mutual recognition of credits with the UEMS, the accreditation body for European countries. Physicians interested in converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to UEMS-European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education CME credits (ECMECs) should contact the UEMS at

Certificate of participation

ARVO is accredited to offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to physicians. All other participants in the CME program may request a Certificate of Participation that documents the number of hours attended via the online credit claiming form. 

Some accrediting agencies may award equivalent Continuing Education (CE) credit when presented with a Certificate of Participation from an activity that offered AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Check with your accrediting agency for more information.

Disclosure of conflicts of interest

ARVO requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/ partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by ARVO for fair, balance, and scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

Commercial relationship disclosures for the planning committee and activity manages are provided below. Speaker and panelist disclosures will appear on disclosure slides prior to their participation in the activity.

The following planning committee members reported no financial relationships:
Alison Abraham, PhD, MS, MHS, Kevin D. Frick. PhD, Emily J. Patterson, PhD, Konrad Pesudovs, PhD, FARVO

The following planning committee member reported a financial relationship.
Andrew F. Smith, PhD: MedMetrics Inc. (C)

The following activity manager reported financial relationships:
Laura Lanford: Johnson & Johnson: (I), Pfizer: (I)

The following activity managers reported no financial relationships:
Cathy Conley, Alexis LaCount, Sarah Porter, Emily Ware

The following clinical content reviewer has reported no financial relationships:
Lindsay Scott, PT, DPT, ATC


This activity provides a forum for the open exchange and discussion of research results and scientific advancements in the field of ophthalmology; however, ARVO makes no representation or warranty as to the truth, originality, or accuracy of the information presented at the courses or in materials distributed in connection with them. Nor are the views expressed by the individual speakers necessarily the views of ARVO. ARVO supports the ACCME’s policy on evidence-based content and encourages faculty to adhere to these standards when planning a presentation. The information presented during this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers of use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Disclaimer off-label use

This activity may contain a discussion of unpublished and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. ARVO does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications and warnings. 

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Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Attn: Education Department
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